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Freed PhD Career Transitions – Communications PhD to Hollywood Writer, Director & Producer

Dr. Annika Hylmö did not start her educational path in Communications specifically to do a PhD, but her desire to continue learning and satisfy her intellectual curiosity drove her to pursue her Ph.D. in Communications from Purdue University. Her expertise in storytelling and connecting with people informed her dissertation work, revolving around a very salient

Genetics PhD to Medical Writer & Entrepreneur

Genetics PhD to Medical Writer & Entrepreneur Megan Garlapow, PhD Megan Garlapow is Owner and Principal at The Line Medical Communications. How did she leverage her research knowledge to venture into the world of medical writing? Let's follow her on her journey!   Why did you decide to go to grad school?   "I started falling

Medieval History PhD to Marketing Assistant

From fashion student to history buff to a front-line member of the commercial world (and many roles in-between) - multiple career transitions are common in our day and age and should be expected and prepared for!  Let's check out Dr. Marian Toledo's enlightening journey to her current role in marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 

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Freed PhD Career Transitions – Chemistry PhD to Biotech Talent Consultant & Entrepreneur

Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D. Senior Associate, Biotechnology Practice at Korn Ferry Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D., is a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry, a global management consulting and executive recruiting firm.  She took on an admirable number of internships and explored many career opportunities in her PhD and postdoc, before tackling a pile of consulting job interviews and landing

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Zoology PhD to Senior Consultant

Wendy E. Roberts, Ph.D. Senior Consultant at Cardno Wendy E. Roberts, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant at Cardno.  She has over 15 years of professional experience as an ecologist, studying a diverse range of biological resource issues and managing many different projects in the United States and abroad for various industries. How did she take her

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Neuroscience PhD to Senior Journal Editor

Sian Lewis, Ph.D. Senior Editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience Sian Lewis, Ph.D., is a Senior Editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience. She has spent the past 20 years of her professional career helping scientists communicate their research findings, coordinating the publication of scientific results, and highlighting scientific paradigm shifts in the field. How did she make

Should I quit my prestigious PhD program if I no longer want to be an academic? Should I leave with a Master’s?

If you're close to finishing your project, don't have impending health, relationship or financial issues putting a timeline on your PhD, you may want to weigh the opportunity to stay for the degree while spending some time outside the lab amassing other skills that will launch you in a new direction upon graduation, with quitting

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Freed PhD Career Transitions – Neuroscience PhD to Executive Recruiter

Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Associate @ Isaacson, Miller From crustacean neurons to a PhD and a new career!  Laura is using her knowledge and experience gained from her PhD in neuroscience to help staff the next generations of leadership in institutions of higher education, directly impacting the future of education and beyond. Starting the PhD Some people have